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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

1 hr ago | TwinCities

Minnesota minimum wage hike set to take effect Friday

It's the first of three annual increases that will push Minnesota's wage floor from $6.15 an hour -- among the lowest in the country -- to $9.50 -- the second highest in the country -- by 2016.

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Related Topix: Canada

6 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Minn. hockey players tape sex with 15-year-old girl, get busted sharing video with team

Two 19-year-old hockey players in Minnesota have admitted that they videotaped themselves having sex with a 15-year-old girl, but said they were not guilty of child pornography because the act was consensual.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

10 hrs ago | Rock102online.com

Suspect in Minnesota officer's killing has extens...

Authorities say 39-year-old Brian George Fitch Sr. is a career criminal who got out of prison in February on supervised release for a burglary conviction and was already a wanted fugitive again on a Department of Corrections warrant.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government

14 hrs ago | KAAL-TV Austin

Minnesota Starts Stabilizing Flood-Damaged Highway

The Minnesota Department of Transportation tells the Mankato Free Press that GeoStabilization International of Grand Junction, Colorado, has begun work on Highway 19. The east-west route that crosses near Minneapolis has been closed since June.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government

15 hrs ago | 4029TV.com

Ebola outbreak 'will get worse'

Hundreds dead. Many more infected. Pervasive fear and denial are challenging authorities in West Africa who are trying to assess and address the Ebola crisis.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

18 hrs ago | Twin Cities Daily Planet

University of Minnesota combats food supply issues with MnDRIVE

College of Veterinary Medicine assistant professor Nicholas Phelps explains aquaponic farming in a greenhouse in St. Paul on July 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota, Agriculture, Science

Wed Jul 30, 2014

TwinCities

Man killed in southern Minnesota power line accident was from St. Paul Park

The person killed in a power line construction accident Monday in west-central Minnesota has been identified as a St. Paul Park man.

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Related Topix: St. Paul Park, MN, Renville County, MN

The Lebanon Daily News

Minnesota archbishop won't resign amid criticism

The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won't resign despite criticism over the archdiocese's handling of sexual abuse claims involving priests.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

St. Cloud Times

Minnesota governor's race draws fewer bucksMinnesota governor's race...

Minnesota governor's race draws fewer bucks The 5 leading DFL and Republican candidates have spent just under $2 million in this race Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/minnesota/2014/07/30/minnesota-governors-race-draws-fewer-bucks/13351797/ If the Minnesota governor's race hasn't grabbed your attention ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Orono, MN, Nicollet, MN

WLNE-TV Providence

APNewsBreak: Ventura passage to be cut from book

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he has mixed emotions about winning his defamation lawsuit in U.S. District Court.

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WTVC

Minnesota robbery suspect arrested in Georgia

Roseville Police Lt. Lorne Rosand tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press 24-year-old Marvin Lee Clinton Spencer was arrested Tuesday and charged with three counts of first-degree aggravated robbery.

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Twin Cities Daily Planet

Parents, educators, legislators continue fight to keep racial integration efforts alive

Last week, part one of this story described how Crosswinds, a special Integration District school created by the settlement of a 1990s NAACP lawsuit to end segregation in Minnesota, was nearly taken over by another school district seeking to enhance its revenue and facilities.

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Related Topix: African-American, Education Etc.

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

Vice president of marketing Kenneth Knotts says some test takers experienced slowness or difficulty Tuesday in returning their answers to company servers, though he says the vast majority of users have now uploaded their exam files.

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St. Cloud Times

Franchise expansion fills Minnesota's doughnut holeFranchise...

Franchise expansion fills Minnesota's doughnut hole Several Dunkin' Donuts stores are slated to open in Minnesota Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/money/2014/07/29/franchise-expansion-fills-minnesotas-doughnut-hole/13345343/ The nation's largest doughnut-and-coffee chain, with more than 7,000 locations nationwide, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Breakfast, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Doughnuts, Drink, Coffee, Mankato, MN, Duluth, MN

Bellingham Herald

Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDT

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, St. Paul, MN

Reuters

Minnesota woman who lost husband to Ebola urges aid to fight virus

The Minnesota wife of a Liberian-American man who died last week in Nigeria from the Ebola virus said on Tuesday she wants to use his memory to spur efforts to fight the disease, which has also infected two U.S. relief workers in Liberia.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News

AlertNet

Minnesota woman who lost husband to Ebola urges aid to fight virus

The Minnesota wife of a Liberian-American man who died last week in Nigeria from the Ebola virus said on Tuesday she wants to use his memory to spur efforts to fight the disease, which has also infected two U.S. relief workers in Liberia.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News

City Pages

Best bets from the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival

Custom dress by Idle Child. Special thanks to Amy Nystrom of Speakeasy for modeling and 4 Seasons Dance Studio for the space.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, University of Minnesota

WAND-TV Decatur

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

CBS Local

Wander Minnesota: August Festivities

Hard to believe that August is almost here, and the summer is winding down. Never let it be said that Minnesota lets summer go by without a lot of celebration.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn Park, MN, Life, Food, Food Festival, Hutchinson, MN

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